Veteran Steer Wrestler Sets the Bar
Veteran Steer Wrestler Sets the Bar - August 16, 2012
Son travels with dad, is “rodeo-broke”
The first night of full rodeo action kicked off in Coffeyville on Wednesday night, and the bar was set for the remainder of the contestants at the Inter-State Fair and Rodeo.
In the steer wrestling, veteran cowboy Tommy Cook took the lead with a time of 4.3 seconds on his first run.
The McAlester Okla. cowboy thought his run could have been faster, though. “I got me a really good start. I caught that steer and he felt like he was going to be a little stiff headed. When he came around the corner, he was waiting on me and I was way behind. I felt like I should have been a little bit faster.”
Cook, who has been competing professionally since 1993 and made the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 1998 and 1999, has cut back his competition this year, but it’s been a good move. “I’ve taken a step back, and it is the best year I’ve had in six years.” He’s competed in 28 rodeos and won about $20,000.
His eight year old son, T.J. (Tommy Jr.), travels with him. “He loves it,” Cook said. “He warms my horses up for me. He’s not much of a sidekick about keeping me awake at night (while driving,)” he laughed. Cook will drive home to McAlester tonight in time to get T.J. to third grade tomorrow. “He’s rodeo-broke, so he knows how to crawl (in the back of the truck) and sleep.”
“It’s good,” Cook said, referring to his son. “He rides good, he’s starting to rope a little, so I’m tickled.”
Other event leaders for the night included Evan Jayne, bareback riding (81), Cody Quaney, tie-down roping (10.9), saddle bronc riders Doug Aldridge, Jacobs Crawley, and Bradley Harter (80), Justin Turner and Coleman Proctor, team roping (6.0), Brad Prather, steer roping (12.1), and Jean Winters, barrel racing (17.55). There were no qualified rides in the bull riding.
Rodeo slack will be held tomorrow at 8:30 am and is free to the public. The second night of rodeo begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday night. Tickets are available online or by calling 620.251.3332. A full schedule of Inter-State Fair and Rodeo events can be found here.
Results, 1st performance, Inter-State Rodeo, Coffeyville, Kan.
August 15, 2012
- Evan Jayne, Marseille, France, 81 points on 938 One-Eyed Jack, Beutler and Son Rodeo Co.
- Bee Jay Scott, Otley, Iowa, 76
- Colt Bruce, Weatherford, Texas, 73
- David Clapp, Columbia, Mo. 64
1st go round
- Tommy Cook, McAlester, Okla. 4.3 seconds
- Ryan Mims, Holdenville, Okla. 4.4
- Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla. 5.1
- Jason Tapley, Greenbriar, Ark. 14.5
Tie Down Roping
1st go round
- Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan. 10.9 seconds
- Kevin Loyd, Haysville, Kan. 11.2
- Tyler Garten, Kingman, Kan. 11.3
- Trenton Johnson, Mound City, Kan. 12.2
Saddle Bronc Riding
- Tie with 2nd and 3rd - Doug Aldridge, Carthage, Mo. 80 points on 234 Come Along, Beutler and Son Rodeo
- Tie with 1st and 3rd - Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas, 80 points on 822 Half and Half, Beutler and Son
- Tie with 1st and 2nd - Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, 80 points on 034 More to Come
- Cody Martin, Eagle, Colo., 79
1st go round
- Justin Turner, Vinita, Okla./Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 6.0 seconds
- Tie with 3rd - Casey Hicks, Skiatook, Okla./Nick Simmons, Colcord, Okla. 6.3
- Tie with 2nd - Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla./Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla. 6.3; 4 Cas Salley, Nowata, Okla./Garrett Sanders, Tucson, Ariz. 9.4
1st go round
- Brad Prather, Skiatook, Okla. 12.1 seconds
- J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 13.8
- no other qualified runs
Women’s Barrel Racing
- Jean Winters, Texline, Texas 17.55 seconds
- Tracy Nowlin, Nowata, Okla. 18.28
- Miranda Tucker, Nardin, Okla. 18.44
- Ashlie Whithrow, Henryetta, Okla. 18.48
- No qualified rides.
** All results are unofficial.